We had the good fortune of connecting with Poetic Dae and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Poetic, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
At the time that I got the idea to start my show, I was working at a bar and I realized how much drunk people enjoyed talking to me. It sounds weird, but these people would get drunk and just start telling me all of their business lol. With that on top of my communications background, it led me to start my talk show “Drunk Diaries”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been doing Drunk Diaries almost a year and my biggest accomplishment so far was interviewing one of my favorite rappers. That was the moment when I realized that this was more than just making videos and it was time to get serious. Since I was a kid I had dreams of being a talk show host. I want to ask the questions that nobody was asking. I want my guests to have fun while discussing their endeavors with me and bring back that old-school talk show vibe. Aside from my talk show, I’m an author. I started writing around the age of 9, I went through some things as a child that I needed to escape from, so writing became a haven for me. I released a poetry book on Amazon a few months ago called mood board. It’s a series of poems about everyday feelings.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to brunch at Christian’s Tailgate , I love their mimosas. Seaside’s Taco Tuesday, Happy Hour at lost & found on a Wednesday. Pink Fridays at Culture on a Friday.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My uncle, Gregory Joseph, My girlfriend Blessèd. My mom (both of them) and my nana. They are my biggest supporters and none of this is possible without them.